January 2022 has ended extremely positively for I-OnAsia, and London based Obsidian Sports Management, with I-OnAsia being announced as the preferred vendor to Obsidian's sporting clients.
With a global capability, I-OnAsia will be providing support in a number of key areas to OSM's clients, including, but not limited to, cyber analysis & defensive due diligence investigations, enhanced due diligence and vetting of those coming into the inner circle of some of the biggest sporting names in the world today, physical security, and residential security assessments, crisis management support and corporate investment due diligence.
Obsidian Sports Management is a global sports advisory, supporting some of the top British and European athletes, managers, and sporting clubs and brands, in player and athlete transfers, sporting acquisitions such as stadiums and other large assets, sponsorship negotiations, complex financing for clubs, players, and sponsors alike.
Boasting clients like Manchester City FC, Liverpool FC, Benfica FC, a Formula E motorsports team and Olympic atheletes to name just a few, Obsidian Sports Management is a rapidly growing brand, and its founders are now setting their sights on the US sports market.
I-OnAsia’s Chairman, Derek Elmer outlined that the services offered by I-OnAsia in the cyber analysis and ‘due diligence’ space and security arena offered clients and partners of Obsidian Sports Management a new ability to remain cyber aware & more importantly secure, able to respond to unknown threats when they were identified very quickly.
I-OnAsia has a long and proud history of supporting some of the largest sporting events around the world, such as the Olympics and other sporting sectors such as the rapidly growing E-Sports arena, with events taking place all over the world.
Along with I-OnAsia’s global cyber analysis capability, was the reach of I-OnAsia’s enhanced due diligence services, something Obsidian Sports Management had been looking for, for some time to support its clients in investment due diligence and corporate partnership and sponsorship transactions.
These core services incorporated with a comprehensive global physical security package makes Obsidian Sports Managements ability to support its elite athletes unparalleled in today’s rapidly evolving market.
One of Obsidian Sport Managements Founding Partners, Rahul Mehta (Pictured Left with current Roma Manager Jose Mourinho) outlined that the decision to partner with I-OnAsia was based on the firm’s ability to service an array of needs that clients often call upon at a moment’s notice. "This is a really exciting time for us at Obsidian to be able to offer the support of I-OnAsia to our clients across their service areas is very reassuring, and, much needed".
I-OnAsia's Chairman, Derek Elmer outlined that he was equally excited by the oppurtunity to support Obsidian Sports Management in their continued growth across all regions, Hong Kong, London & New York noting that Obsidian Sports Management was a rapidly growing entity with sights set on the US market where I-OnAsia has had an office situated in New York City for nearly two decades, carrying out an array of investigative & security risk management services under the leadership of the firms Chief Operating Officer, James Tunkey.